by Klaus Kinski
SketchFest NYC 08 is fast approaching and this year's 28 act line-up (spread out over three nights) is absolutely nuts. The producers have really outdone themselves with the best of the best, culled from all corners of North Americawesome....
Twenty-eight different groups from around North America will converge on the UCB Theatre on June 12th, June 13th, and June 14th. Each night, New York audiences will experience the absolute best sketch comedy from Canada, Portland, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York City itself.Highlights of the schedule include appearances by Kurt & Kristen, The Harvard Sailing Team, Elephant Larry, Rue Brutalia, God's Pottery, The Onion News Network LIVE, as well as Rock n' ROFL sponsor The Sound of Young America LIVE with special musical guest Dawn Landes. And one absolutely cannot miss the Closing Night Craptacular hosted by Rob Lathan (seen at the bottom of this post) and Adira Amram.
I'm definitely more of a stand-up guy when it comes to what makes me laugh. Good sketch isn't easy to pull off. Often times I have to see several sketch performances before one comes along that will crack me up. However, the line-up of this year's SketchFest is definitely going to deliver laughs from the first act to the closing ceremony. I really wish they could shoe-horn Brett Gelman's 1000 Cats performance into the schedule though. Anyhow, TICKETS: $10, Individual Tickets; $40, Nightly Passes; $100, Full Festival Passes; available at ucbtheatre.com, 212-366-9176, or at the door. Full schedule below....
FULL SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES FOR SKETCHFEST NYC
THURSDAY, JUNE 12
7PM: Harvard Sailing Team
8PM: Kurt and Kristen
9PM: Free Love Forum
10PM: Dirty Jeans and Thunderchief
11PM: The Dance Party of Newfoundland
12AM: Rue Brutalia + Pangea 3000, Featuring Videos by Elders of The Dark
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
7PM: The Apple Sisters
Whitest Kids U KnowFakesweet & God's Pottery
9PM: Backpack Picnic
10PM: The Birthday Boys
11PM: The 3rd Floor
12AM: A Week of Kindness + Trophy Dad, Featuring Videos by Oren Brimer
To Be Followed by: Stickerbook + Shayna & The Upper Deckers - Free!
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
2:30PM: The Onion News Network - Live!
4PM: The Sound of Young America - Live! (w/ Dawn Landes)
6PM: Team Submarine + Hey You Millionaires, Featuring Videos by
7PM: Becky and Noelle + Blitzkrieg!, Featuring Videos by Hottdogs!
8PM: Summer of Tears
9PM: Elephant Larry
12AM: The SketchFest Closing Night Craptacular, Hosted by Rob Lathan &